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14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

THE Ministry of Health recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, continuing a trend in declining numbers.

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Thanksgiving dinner held for Grand Bahama Children's Home

IL Cares Foundation held a Thanksgiving dinner for the children at The Grand Bahama Children’s Home – an initiative started three years ago.

EDITORIAL: Having powers doesn’t mean you have to use them

THERE seems to be something of a conspiracy theory circulating over the government’s use of emergency powers.

Parents want answers over son’s Texas death

THE parents of murdered Bahamian student Kani Rahming are still waiting for justice two months after their son was fatally shot in Houston, Texas.

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In year of lockdowns and curfews, crime down

WITH movement restrictions and curfews in place for most of the year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Security Minister Marvin Dames expects a “double digit” drop in major crime when 2020 statistics are revealed.

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‘We’re flattening the curve’

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells declared in the House of Assembly yesterday that Bahamians are flattening the COVID-19 epidemic curve.

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‘Economy doesn’t sit on one man’s shoulders’

WHILE Peter Turnquest’s resignation from Cabinet presents a challenge for the government, the country’s economic recovery does not rest on the shoulders of one man, a top banker asserted yesterday.

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FNM thanks Turnquest

THE Free National Movement yesterday officially thanked former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest for his service, saying he did a “commendable job” in the face of “unprecedented, back-to-back crises”.

Economy cannot hit 5k annual new jobs need

The Bahamas will never generate the 4,000-5,000 new jobs that it needs per year over the next two decades by remaining reliant on its ‘twin pillar’ economic model, a top attorney warned yesterday.

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Oil opponents: BPC gives us ‘no choice’

OIL exploration opponents last night said they have “no choice” but to apply for an injunction halting Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) activities as its drilling ship began its voyage to this nation.

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Resorts voice fears on COVID ‘seeds of doubt’

A HARBOUR Island hotelier is hoping that the “seeds of doubt” sown by COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions will evaporate once the Government “lands” on a more consistent approach.